• SWEET PEA SWEET PEA
    June 02, 2009
    IMITREX IN GENERIC (DOES IT WORK)
    SWEET PEA SWEET PEA
    June 02, 2009

    FrownI TAKE IMITREX AND NOW THE INSURANCE COMPANY CHARGES MORE BECAUSE IT CAME OUT IN GENERIC, SO I HAVE TO PAY THE DIFFERENCE, IF I WANT THE ORIGINAL

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  • Megan Oltman June 03, 2009
    Megan Oltman
    June 02, 2009

    Hi Sweet Pea -

     

    I have been taking the generic sumatriptan (Imitrex) and I've found it works just the same as the brand name for me. I have heard others say it works fine, and still others that it doesn't work as well for them - so it may be like many things, that it varies from one person to another.  If I was you, I would try it, and if you find it's not as good for you, talk to your doctor. Maybe the insurance company will cover the brand-name if your doctor writes a statement of medical necessity for you.

     

    Good luck!

    - Megan

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    • tamms4
      June 05, 2009
      tamms4
      June 05, 2009

      Hi Sweet pea,

      For me it's hard to tell because when I had to take the name brand, I had to pay a co pay for my insurance.  So I didn't take them untill I knew I really needed them and most of the time it would  be too late.  With the generic they are free, so I don't wait so long and I feel better sooner.  I do tend to feel much more tired tho, but that could be because they are actually working

      Tammy

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